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LISTEN: Project Censored Discusses Biggest News Fails Of The Last Two Years

On February 9, Kevin Gosztola talked with Project Censored’s Mickey Huff and Andy Lee Roth about their latest work, “Censored 2016: Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2014-2015.”

For one hour, they discuss “junk food news,” “news abuse,” and other concepts Project Censored promotes to better the public’s understanding of news media. Both highlight some of the key censored stories from the past year, which range from methane gas contributing to climate change to the NSA having its own Google-style search engine to staggering developments related to global wealth inequality.

Huff and Roth also take some time to address recent news trends, like Vox and Buzzfeed’s practice of publishing news explainers. The conversation wraps with a discussion of investigative journalist Seymour Hersh and how the establishment press has transformed him into a pariah because they reject his work on Syria and Osama bin Laden.

Listen using the player below, or find our recordings on iTunes by searching for “Shadowproof Presents.”

Don’t miss the next Shadowproof Event: On Thursday, March 3 at 8pm EST. Kevin will be joined by best-selling author Barry Eisler to discuss his new novel on mass surveillance, “The God’s Eye View.”

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Brian Nam-Sonenstein

Brian Nam-Sonenstein

Publishing Editor at Shadowproof and columnist at Prison Protest.